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March 19, 2015

Ex-Casino Owner and Ex-NFL Punter Sentenced in Criminal Tax Case

Hot on the heels of the IRS’s push for taxpayers to be more choosy about their return preparers, the DOJ issued a press release last week […]
March 15, 2015

IRS Issues Guidance for Choosing a Tax Return Preparer

The IRS’s Office of Professional Responsibility has long been trying to be a force in regulating and imposing some form of quality control over return preparers. […]
February 25, 2015

Opinion of the Day: Seventh Circuit Judge Richard Posner Sits as District Court Judge in Criminal Tax Case

While I was a law student at the University of Chicago, I was forturnate enough to have Richard Posner, one of the more well known federal […]
February 20, 2015

57 Month Sentence for San Francisco Man Who Pleaded Guilty to Embezzlement from Non-Profit

I’ve written before about embezzlement or misappropriation leading to tax charges.  The recent sentencing of Robert Bradley Strahan is another example of that, though in a […]
February 12, 2015

Lancaster Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Charges Related to EDD Scheme

The IRS issued a press release announcing that Carl Artis, a Lancaster man, pleaded guilty before Judge Wu (a fellow UChicago Law graduate) to tax charges. […]
February 3, 2015

Laguna Beach Doctor Pleads Guilty to Failing to Report Foreign Account

The U.S. Department of Justice and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California announced today another guilty plea in an FBAR case, this […]
April 30, 2016

$14 Million In Refunds Issued by IRS in Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme Indicted

Yet another tax return related identity theft scheme was recently indicted, this one with ties all across Orange County from La Habra to Newport Beach.  I […]
May 12, 2016

How Long Will OVDP/OVDI Be Available?

WARNING: Update 3/13/2018.  The IRS has announced the formal Offshore Voluntary Program discussed below will be closed on September 28, 2018.  For more, see our post […]
May 20, 2016

Canadian Orange County Resident on Lamb for 5 Years Extradited From Germany

The IRS issued a press release earlier this month about the sentencing of Donald Baxi, a former Orange County resident with Canadian citizenship.  Interestingly, he had […]
June 6, 2016

Pro Football Hall of Famer and San Diego Attorney Pleads Guilty to Tax Charge

The US Department of Justice issued a press release recently announcing the guilty plea of Hall of Fame football player Ron Mix, who is 78 years […]
June 26, 2016

An Instructive Case: Non-Filer Charged and Tried for Tax Evasion

Many taxpayers may be surprised that failure to file a Federal tax return by the April deadline is technically criminal, if it is intentionally not filed […]